Rolf Hansen

Partner and Director Shark Holding

Rolf Hansen

Rolf Hansen (48) is CEO and founder of amaysim, Australia’s new low cost mobile service provider dedicated to delivering simplicity, fairness and low prices to mobile consumers with its customer centric mobile services and low cost guarantee.

An international telecommunications expert and entrepreneur, Rolf is a Founding Partner of Shark Holding GmbH, an investment and management company that combines extensive knowledge in business strategy, marketing, sales, operations, and finance with investment intelligence in the online and telecommunications market sector.

Shark Holding’s first venture, simyo, was launched in 2005 and became the world’s largest online based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), operating in Germany, Spain, France, Netherlands and Belgium. As CEO and Founder of simyo, Rolf was responsible for general management, strategy and shareholder relations. In 2009, he also became CEO for simyo in Spain and France.

Following a successful earn-out period in 2010 with simyo, Rolf and the founding team decided to take on a new entrepreneurial challenge with Shark Holding as their investment vehicle, launching amaysim in Australia.

During his extensive career, Rolf has worked with international brands both as an employee and through his consulting company, Rolf Hansen Management Consulting, including Hutchison Telecom in Germany, T-Mobile, Bertelsmann, Deutsche Telekom, KPN, Telefonica and ProSieben in Europe, Russia and Asia. As Managing Director of Spectrum Strategy Consultants in Düsseldorf, his clients included Barclays Capital, Bertelsmann and Vodafone D2.

Rolf studied at the European Business School in Wiesbaden, London and Paris and at Münster University of Applied Sciences, graduating with a degree in business administration, specialising in marketing and finance. In his spare time, Rolf enjoys surfing, running and swimming as well as travelling and cooking with his family and friends.